Well, week one is behind us now in Aruba. I can’t believe how fast time flies here! We are having a wonderful and relaxing time on this lovely island where everyone smiles and says ‘hello’ or Bon Bini.
Of course there is always something to get negative about but we deal with whatever comes and smile if we are missing something in our rooms like glasses, utensils, or a light doesn’t work. All we have to do is call maintenance or housekeeping and all is fixed.
We are in our new room for two weeks now. We moved from the Divi Phoenix Resort tower and are now in the Villas which are only three floors next to the tower which has 14 floors. The new room is larger with two full baths and a king-sized bed, kitchenette, living room and a large deck which you can see in a photo of me below. What a life!
There are so many restaurants to dine at and enjoy the delicious food, Aruban or American. There are all kinds of fish – grouper, mahi, mahi, red and yellow snapper, barracuda, bronzinni, Chilean Sea Bass and wahoo among others. My favorites are red and yellow snapper and barracuda and wahoo.
My favorite restaurants are:
Waki Wahoo – wonderful dishes of fish
Driftwood – do their own fishing daily for fresh from the ocean to your table
Suisse Chalet – used to love this place for steak – but this year it has gone up tremendously in price that we may not go back! Sigh!
Pure Ocean – fish and more – at our Divi Phoenix Resort
Sea Breeze – new one to us but enjoyed my red snapper!
Madam Jeannette’s – wonderful food in outside dining, fish and more
Azzurro – Italian and more
Mio More – pizza and more
Gianni’s – Italian and more (owns Azzurros)
Yemanjis – smoked and grilled good – fish and more
Blossom’s – Asian and hibachi
Dushi Bagels & Burgers – breakfast and lunch and dinner
Gelatissimo – Gelato
I may have forgotten some – but there are so many choices. Prices are going up in some places but others are still reasonable. People here are so welcoming and happy to serve you. They make you want to keep coming back!
The weather here in Aruba has been fabulous, but I don’t want to jinx us. Temps in 80’s to 90 and windy, which keeps the bugs at bay. Ahh! It doesn’t get much better than this.
We have been fortunate to find this beautiful place and will be able to enjoy it hopefully for many more years to come, God willing. We are grateful for meeting all the lovely people who we see each year at our resort and spending time together dining, swimming and catching up.
This is now Thursday of our second week here but it is flying by! I hope to write another blog and share more photos of this lovely, peaceful and relaxing island. Of course I am reading as much as I can do but spending more time enjoying the warm balmy water for hours each day. I am becoming a prune and turning almost as dark.
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